Michelle Rodriguez has no filter when it comes to standing up for the women in the "Fast and the Furious" franchise. Despite being a prominent member of the supporting cast, she threatened to leave in a low-key scathing Instagram post earlier this summer. Now, a new interview with TMZ proves she is not backing down.
TMZ caught Rodriguez out on the streets of Beverly Hills and asked her if she was still thinking about leaving the "Fast and the Furious" franchise, as she threatened she would on social media.
Back in June, she wrote, "F8 is out digitally today, I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one. Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise. It's been a good ride & I'm grateful for the opportunity the fans & studio have provided over the years... One Love."
“No, I’m just saying in general, you know, my path is about female empowerment and if I’m feeling a little stagnant in that area in what I’m doing for a living then I’m going to have to move on," she told TMZ.
"Evolve or die, baby!"
SAY IT LOUDER FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK!
Hollywood needs to get with it or get lost!
When asked if she had any notes for the writers, Rodriguez said, "You know what, we don’t know what’s happening, until I get a script I have no idea."
"I hope they show some love to the women in the franchise, I’d like to see that. I’d like to see them talk to each other for a change. You know what I mean?"
"I could count with one hand the number of times I talked to the female actresses in the franchise. I think that’s kind of sad," she added.
We couldn't agree more!
We hope that the "Fast and the Furious" writers see the clip below and get with the program by giving the women in the series more meaningful roles in the next installments.
Having Charlize Theron as the manipulative villain in "The Fate of the Furious" was a good start. Keep pushing forward.